Garbage Disposal Clogs can be Avoided

 Garbage Disposals are commonplace. They are found in most homes that the Atlanta Home Inspector enters. It is not uncommon to hear about a disposal clogging or backing-up. Typically this results from using the disposal as a trash can!

What foods do you consistently flush down the drain, and which foods do you pitch elsewhere? The Atlanta home inspection crew has created a list of consumables that need to avoid garbage disposal territory. Make sure that the disposal stays clog-free, and that the trap does not become blocked. Even though a plumber could help in this situation, why pay for a service call if you can educate your family ahead of time and avoid the situation if possible.

Here’s that short list of food waste that’s better suited for the garbage

· Rice and pasta : Small particles can never be completely pulverized, and will swell in the presence of water. This can clog pipes and traps.

· Egg shells : Tiny, granular waste can get “bound” with pipe sludge, creating a thick clog.

· Coffee grounds : Same as for egg shells. As a clog thickens, it’s harder for water to pass through.

· Grease : Liquid fats turn to solid when in contact with cold water. Over time, this creates a clog like plaque on an artery.

· Potato peels : Once ground, peels turn starchy like mashed potatoes. This can clog a drain pipe instantly.

With kitchen garbage disposals, the general rule for flushing food should be “when in doubt, leave it out”. Use your disposal for convenience, not for a trash chute substitute!

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